Rogers Pass is one of the undoubted capitals of North American ski touring thanks to its reliable powder, massive vertical and varied terrain types. These guided, catered camps takes you to hut which allows you to fully maximize this potential – the Asulkan Cabin
This year we are offering our Asulkan Powder Camp on two prime weekends (Friday to Monday) to accommodate for your busy schedule. The spectacular, high altitude location of the hut will allow you to tackle some of Rogers Pass’s more involved ski mountaineering objectives and our knowledgeable guides will allow you get the most out of your visit. What’s more, we’ll arrange for high quality, backcountry-specific food to be portered up to the hut so you can put your energy into skiing rather than carrying a heavy pack.
Our Rogers Pass Powder Camps are always some of our most popular so let us take the stress out of your Rogers Pass experience this winter and register early to avoid disappointment!
FEBRUARY: 9TH – 12TH, 2024
FEBRUARY: 23RD – 26TH, 2024
Price: $2000+ TAX
Please try to register online before calling. If you are having issues please try to have your emergency contact information and course questionnaire filled out before calling.
OR Call: (403)-678-3200 ext 213
Backcountry Skiing Hazards
An objective in its own right, the Asulkan Cabin is located at the head of the Asulkan Valley in Glacier National Park. The 3-5 hour approach (potentially longer with fresh snow) take you up almost 1000m in elevation and sees you travelling through complex avalanche terrain.
Once settled at the hut, some of the classic nearby objectives include:
This camp is designed for experienced backcountry skiers with intermediate to advanced ability.
The following are essential for your enjoyment of this camp:
– Advanced level of fitness
– Confident downhill ski abilities in variable snow conditions with a backpack (powder, icy, crust etc.) on the equivalent of blue (intermediate)/black (advanced) runs at the ski hill
– Experience and training in avalanche companion rescue (AST 1 or equivalent minimum, AST 2 or equivalent preferred)
– Several years of experience ski touring or splitboarding
If you have any concerns about your suitability for this camp, please contact the office before registering. If you don’t think you meet these requirements, our Rogers Pass Power – Wheeler edition is an excellent alternative.
Evenings will be spent enjoying great food, socializing in cozy hut surroundings and resetting for the next day’s skiing. Food supplies will be carried in by porter to reduce pack weights and increase the quality and enjoyment of skiing and there will be a mix of lightweight but nutritious backpacking meals and snacks to keep you properly fueled and hydrated for your adventure. All of our food is provided by specialized backcountry caterers based out of the Bow Valley.
In the Asulkan hut (elevation 2100m), you can look forward to an incredible sense of isolation and spectacular views over the valley. The location removes the need to travel to and from the alpine each day making successful ascents of many of the higher altitude objectives in the valley more likely. The hut is a beautiful panabode style building which sleeps 10 so your group will have whole facility to yourself. The stove, lighting and heat are all fuelled by propane. Both huts are stocked with cooking and eating utensils as well as sleeping pads.
Our ACMG certified ski or full mountain guides will ensure your adventure is both safe and enjoyable. Our guides will be welcome to answering questions about the region as well as everything from ski technique to gear.
The ACC hires guides certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG). Visit the ACMG website to learn more about what they do!
Don’t have everything on the gear list (found on the right hand side of this webpage)? We recommend heading to Gear Up in Canmore to grab any items your might be missing. To ensure availability of items call ahead to book. ACC members get a 10% discount.
Teresa Yau is an Apprentice Ski and Apprentice Rock Guide and is currently pursuing the ACMG Mountain Guide certification. In the winter months, Teresa spends most of her time heli skiing and ski tour guiding and also instructs avalanche courses. During the summer, Teresa enjoys taking people out rock climbing and spends her time training for the Alpine certification. Teresa also has a B.Ed and B.Sc. and on the off season, she works as a secondary school teacher. Teresa lives in Canmore, Alberta, but also calls Vancouver & Squamish, B.C. her home.
Will was born in Calgary, Alberta. He spent a large amount of time playing in the mountains with his family growing up and decided to turn his love of adventuring outside with people into a profession. Graduating from Mount Royal College in Calgary with a Bachelors of Applied Eco-Tourism and Outdoor Leadership in 2006, he is also a proud member of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, the Outdoor Council of Canada and the Canadian Avalanche Association. Over the past 20 years he has built and lead adventure trips for a variety of different guests, who all seem to catch Will’s passion for wild places. Will has been lucky enough to guide in some pretty unique places, like past the Arctic Circle on Baffin Island, down under in Australia and all over Western Canada.
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